Faculte des sciences

 

Nouvelles - 2005

  • December 5, 2005 - TOPSPIN is now installed on the workstation in D'Iorio 416 and is available for use.  I urge all students to start using this program to process all of their Bruker NMR data.

  • November 29, 2005 - The Bruker AVANCE 400 NMR spectrometer with sample changer is now available for general use.  Please download the training notes here.  The spectrometer will operate in walk-up mode at all times.  Time bookings are not necessary.

  • November 29, 2005 - The Faculty of Science has a site license for TOPSPIN (Bruker's new NMR software).  The license is installed on the faculty server and can accommodate up to 5 simultaneous users.  Each research group should install TOPSPIN on a computer in their lab.  The computer must be running Windows XP or Windows 2000 and must have at least 512 megabytes of RAM.  Please see the NMR Facility manager  for details on how to do get the software installed.  This program will be able to handle the processing of all of your Bruker NMR data.

  • October 6, 2005 - A new button called "Do All Experiments" has been added to the command panel on the Bruker AVANCE 300 spectrometer.  This program allows a user to set up and run all of the common experiments very easily and works as follows:  After locking and shimming, click the "Do All Experiments" button.  You will be asked to input a name for the data set in which you would like to collect the data.  You will then be asked how many scans you wish to take for your proton spectrum, as well as the upper and lower frequency limits (in ppm).  This information is used to set the receiver gain and spectral width for the proton and any of the 2D acquisitions.  You will then be asked if you would like to run a COSY, HMQC, carbon, DEPT-135, NOESY or HMBC spectrum.  You can answer either "y" for yes or "n" for no.  For each of the experiments you answer "y", you will be asked how much time (in hours) you wish to spend on it.  If you answer "y" for the NOESY spectrum you will also be asked to input a mixing time (in seconds).  All of the experiments will be set up in consecutive experiment numbers of the data set you specified.  The total experiment time will be calculated and you will be asked whether or not you wish to run the experiments immediately.  If you answer "y", the experiments will be started.  If you answer "n", the experiments will be setup and you can alter any parameters you wish and start the experiments later with the "multizg" command.  Please try this new feature and report any bugs or suggestions to the NMR Lab staff.

  • October 4, 2005 - Training notes for running liquid samples on the AVANCE 500 have been added to the "Training Notes" section of this web site.

  • October 3, 2005 - A new button called "Do All Experiments" has been added to the command panel on the Bruker AVANCE 500 spectrometer.  This program allows a user to set up and run all of the common experiments very easily and works as follows:  After locking and shimming, click the "Do All Experiments" button.  You will be asked to input a name for the data set in which you would like to collect the data.  You will then be asked how many scans you wish to take for your proton spectrum, as well as the upper and lower frequency limits (in ppm).  This information is used to set the receiver gain and spectral width for the proton and any of the 2D acquisitions.  You will then be asked if you would like to run a COSY, HMQC, carbon, DEPT-135, NOESY or HMBC spectrum.  You can answer either "y" for yes or "n" for no.  For each of the experiments you answer "y", you will be asked how much time (in hours) you wish to spend on it.  If you answer "y" for the NOESY spectrum you will also be asked to input a mixing time (in seconds).  All of the experiments will be set up in consecutive experiment numbers of the data set you specified.  The total experiment time will be calculated and you will be asked whether or not you wish to run the experiments immediately.  If you answer "y", the experiments will be started.  If you answer "n", the experiments will be setup and you can alter any parameters you wish and start the experiments later with the "multizg" command.  Please try this new feature and report any bugs or suggestions to the NMR Lab staff.

  • September 30, 2005 - Delivery of our Bruker AVANCE 400 is expected on October 11.  Installation, testing and setup will take approximately 6 weeks.

  • September 19, 2005 - The Bruker AVANCE 900 for solids is now accepting applications for time.  Please contact Glenn Facey to discuss this.

  • August 8, 2005 - Our data archiving policy has been added to site.  It is the responsibility of the user to archive their own NMR data.

  • June 29, 2005 - Training notes for running simple diffusion measurements on the AVANCE 500 have been added to the "Training Notes" section of this web site.

  • June 15, 2005 - The Bruker AVANCE 900 NMR spectrometer for solids was delivered to The National Ultra-High Field NMR Facility for Solids on the Montreal Road campus of the National Research Council in early June 2005. 

  • May 25, 2005 - The Center for Catalysis has placed an order for a Bruker AVANCE 400 NMR spectrometer with a robotic sample changer.  The sample changer will handle up to 60 samples.  The spectrometer will be installed in the catalysis wing on the 4th floor of the new building.  Delivery is expected in September.

  • April 29, 2005 - Proton homonuclear decoupling experiments have now been made easy to run on the Avance 300 NMR spectrometer for novice users.  Simply run a proton spectrum in the usual way, move the data to a new experiment, type "dohomodec" and follow the simple on-screen instructions.  Have fun. 

  • April 14, 2005 - Proton homonuclear decoupling experiments have now been made easy to run on the Avance 500 and Inova 500 NMR spectrometers for novice users.  Simply run a proton spectrum in the usual way, move the data to a new experiment, type "dohomodec" and follow the simple on-screen instructions.  This will be implemented soon on the AVANCE 300 as well.

  • February 18, 2005 - New "FAQ" link added to site.

  • February 18, 2005 - The ten minute time slots (Mon-Fri) on the Bruker AVANCE 300 which currently span  form 8:00  - 13:00 will be extended to span 8:00 - 17:00.  These time slots can only be booked on the current day.  People requiring more time during the day to carry out non-routine measurements can come and make arrangements with the NMR Facility staff who will book time on their behalf.  This change will begin on Monday February 21 at 8:00 am.  Please follow the "RULES" link for further details.

  • February 10, 2005 - As of today, all requests for training will be made through the web by clicking the "GET TRAINED" button on the NMR web site.  After submitting the online form, you will be contacted by the NMR lab staff to arrange an appointment.

  • February 7, 2005 -  With the increased number of users on the Bruker AVANCE 500 NMR spectrometer, it is becoming more and more difficult for users  to reserve time and it is now time to begin implementing a few rules so that everyone gets the time they need. The following two rules will be implemented on Monday February 14, 2005.

    Rule 1:  Trained users can begin their overnight acquisitions no earlier than 6:00 pm.

    Rule 2.  Time can be booked at most 2 days in advance.

    If any special experiments need to be carried out where these rules must be broken, approval of the NMR staff will be required and the time will be booked by the NMR lab staff on behalf of the user.  All illegally booked time will be deleted without notice by the NMR lab staff.

  • February 4, 2005 - NMR website takes on new look.